Spinning

Very unimaginative title if I do say so myself. Can’t think of anything better right now.

I plied the purple yarn earlier this week, and completed another of my 101 goals!

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There are places where it is very even, and there are places where it is not so even, as evident in the photo. I am learning how to keep my singles more consistent, and on average this is worsted-weight yarn. I took a tip from Jackie since I had spun the entire amount without dividing it for plying. You wind your singles into a center-pull ball. Then you hold both the inside and outside ends together to wind another center-pull ball. Then you can ply from the ball to make 2-ply yarn. Worked great! Thanks again Jackie!

I immediately went through my fiber stash (generously donated by Mia) and chose some more fiber to spin.

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I don’t know the fiber content, but I have 216 grams of the reddish-purple and about 56 grams of the blue. I decided to spin them together, alternating the red and blue (for anyone non-math oriented, that is over 260g! I am trying to spin approximately a worsted weight yarn after plying. Any ideas on what I could use it for then?). With the other colors already in the fiber, it is turning out nicely.

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And this time, I divided it evenly in half, since I have so much more, to facilitate plying. I expect I will still have to spin it in even smaller batches, since it is so much more than the last one and that filled my spindle.

In my blogging news, I am going to be adding tags to my posts to make it easier to find things on a subject. I thought that tags were a waste of time when I started blogging, but after going to visit other people’s blogs, I appreciate what tags do to find info on a site that may have a hodge-podge of topics or crafts that they engage in. Since I’m becoming more eclectic in my crafting, I want to have this same courtesy. Look for that soon!

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